Book Club Spotlight: Murder in the Afternoon

Did you make a New Year's resolution to up your reading game in 2016? What better way to kickstart your reading life - and meet friendly new faces - than coming to one of our free book club meetings? We have a dozen bookseller-run, totally not at all intimidating, super-friendly groups that meet once a month … Continue reading Book Club Spotlight: Murder in the Afternoon

Hard Word Book Club discusses: TOROS AND TORSOS

Craig McDonald has created one of the most interesting series characters in recent years with macho crime fiction writer Hector Lassiter, "the man who lives what he writes and writes what he lives". On Wednesday, January 26th, at 7PM we'll be discussing one of the best in the series, Toros and Torsos, that finds Hector swept up in several killings inspired by surrealist art. The book covers four periods of Hector's life that tie into history: the 1935 Key West hurricane, the Spanish Civil War (where the fascists used surrealists to design torture chambers), his stint as a rewrite man for Orson Wells' Lady Of Shanghai ( occurring at the same time as the “Black Dahlia” murder), and post-revolution Cuba.

The birth of MysteryPeople, our store within a store

In the last three years, BookPeople's mystery section has grown into something special. Our stock as well as our sales have increased-- especially with titles like Reed Farrel Coleman's Moe Prager series, and some you can't find at other stores. Mystery authors like CJ Box and Craig Johnson now make this store a stop on practically every book tour they have. We've attracted more fans of the genre, even from outside the city, to where it feels like we're becoming Austin's de facto mystery bookstore. So we've decided to make it official. On November 7th we're launching our own mystery bookstore within a bookstore, MysteryPeople.